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the reality in iraq where hundreds of civilians have been slaughtered this month as jihadist radicals ravaged through the country leaving carnage and destruction in their wake. big business bites back on u.s. firms try to talk washington out of burdening russia with more sanctions fearing their own profits could take a hit. plus a damning report against america's swat armed police units for hundreds of militarized rage on civilian homes which led to a number of deaths. which
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nineteen a national coming to you live from moscow i'm marina joshing. well syria has joined the fight against sunni jihad is terrorizing neighboring iraq carrying out air strikes against isis militants insurgents have already seized several air bases oil and gas fields conducting indiscriminate bombing attacks along the way the jihad is bloody advances already left more than a thousand people dead mainly civilians according to the u.n. the most recent casualties reported are fifteen killed in attacks on baghdad and six others in the contested city of kirkuk often a was there. the details so far barkeep but what we've heard from officials is that one man a suicide bomber was seen on the street wearing an explosive device as this he was actually aiming for the building down there it's a kurdish political party office apparently authorities had seen him they tried to intercept him and that is when he detonated his device now if you look around it's
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chaos this is rush hour a lot of people in the streets. the car here completely destroyed this building also you can see there's damage in the upper floors this must have been an incredibly powerful blast that if we walk this way we think this this blast really did happen so recently that they haven't had a moment to clean up the blood right here we don't know if this is. ok it really it will. look. we're not exactly sure what's happening there some kind of a solution right now you can see there's kurdish authorities here trying to keep calm kirkuk and very hotly contested city that there are kurds arabs the sunnis shias christians turkmen this is a very violent city that has seen that many explosions many of clashes over the years since the isis the islamic state in iraq and syria militants made their push in northern iraq the iraqi army have essentially fled from these areas allowing the
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kurds to come in and take control of a lot of people in the same. we are not happy about that and we're not sure whether this attack was retribution perhaps for the kurds reasserting their control over this territory it was claimed this as their historic and cultural powered oh oh. oh look. it's really not safe to be here the authorities have been shooting their weapons into the air we're not sure what's going on but we're going to get out of here before any other tension in the rubble there hasn't even been a chance to verify the casualties verify exactly what was the target but we do believe that it was the kurdish political office yesterday we had a chance to speak with the governor of the computer province he said that this is a very very calm city that there haven't been problems with the at taps that security was actually getting better and one of the things that is very clear here from what we've seen today is that that's far from the case this the captain of your group. well i says fighters are not just equipped with guns they're also armed
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with hashtags and their use of social media is already making headlines twitter is becoming their main a propaganda tool they have created an android app called the dawn which allows users to find all about their sadistic plans in advance right on the air twitter timeline there's also an online brochure selling the perks of living under alter conservative and repressive shari'a law and it does stop and doesn't stop there there's also an i says gift shop selling cheap t. shirts and who branded with jihad is to embalm now there's also disturbing evidence as to who is being forced to join the militants ranks in this video boys armed with automatic rifles are seen traveling in an isis convoy human rights groups claim that in the past the fighters have had no qualms about coercing children as young as fourteen into fighting or face execution themselves.
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baghdad has officially asked the united states to conduct air strikes in iraq but isis supporters have threatened to avenge any such raid with attacks on americans can get the details on that story as well as live updates on the ongoing crisis in iraq on our t.v. . america's top business lobbyists have launched an ad campaign to stop their government from imposing another set of sanctions on russia and include strong statements from the c.e.o.'s of the national association of manufacturers and the u.s. chamber of commerce let's now take a closer look at some of the quotes will express deep concern over the sanctions as they would harm american manufacturers and cause jobs to a citizens is three shows that unilateral sanctions don't work says the head of the chamber of commerce it's time to put american jobs and growth first explains why u.s. business has gone on high alert. as the u.s.
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and its western allies consider a third round of economic sanctions against russia two of the biggest u.s. business organizations are publicly warning that the move would create long lasting damage to america's economy the u.s. chamber of commerce and the national association of manufacturers are running advertisements right now in the new york times the wall street journal and washington post saying the only effect of additional sanctions would be to bar u.s. companies from foreign markets and business opportunities to firms from other countries u.s. companies fear that even temporary targeted sanctions against russia would damage their export markets and poison relations with russian customers business leaders say potential restrictions on technology transfers would also harm u.s. energy companies that do business in russia this is precisely what moscow warned of back in march when foreign minister lavrov said any sanctions imposed on russia
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would come back to hurt the united states the white house told bloomberg news that the obama administration has had frequent conversations with business leaders on the issue and understands their concerns but that the u.s. can't just go on with business as usual now the obama administration is threatening to impose more sanctions on russia despite recent steps to deescalate the crisis in ukraine at the request of president vladimir putin russian lawmakers voted tuesday to revoke legislation allowing for the use of military forces in ukraine however it seems the white house is still expecting and demanding more from moscow to. washington d.c. american companies risk losing a large number of imports from russia and these are the top three things they buy the possibility of being cut off from russia's markets it's also worrying america's business leaders u.s. energy giant exxon mobil has a nine hundred billion dollars deal with russia's hanging in the. allan's and six
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hundred million already invested j.p. morgan must also be holding its breath as the u.s. threatens to target the financial sector it earned a fifty six million dollars in investment banking fees in russia last year and technology firm intel is also keen investor and it has spent around a billion dollars in russia over the last twenty years now the next set of sanctions could target russia's and the sector but that could also be a big blow to u.s. and european energy giants who have a lot of interest in russia some manager bosses were spotted at the last petroleum congress in moscow and here's the c.e.o. of exxon mobil racks tillerson bob dudley the head of britain's b.p. was also present as was the boss of norwegian oil giant status while many there are said they wanted to keep politics away from business but this is really a good. relationship it's developing. according to the culture we don't believe
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this kind of stuff we want peace now some of the u.s. business community fear even temporary sanctions could end up in a long lasting damage to their russian exports economic expert from the university of massachusetts richard wolfe says american companies have good reasons to be worried. the united states has direct interest in direct investments in russia it has made plans to get access to russian energy it has made plans to get financial benefits by banking deals between russian banking and financial officials and americans and if it were russia there's a reaction against pressure from the united states then there are ways in which all kinds of companies in the united states will suffer losses we don't know how bad they'll be we don't know how long they'll last but we haven't
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a global capitalist crisis right now and companies are very worried even about relatively small threats to their ability to function and that's particularly true with financial interests which is where the tensions with russia could have some effect meanwhile u.s. secretary of state john kerry is ratcheting up the pressure on moscow apparently the clock's ticking it is critical for russia to show in the next hours literally that they're moving to help disarm the separatists to encourage them to disarm to call on them to lay down their weapons and begin to become part of a legitimate political process so the u.s. secretary of state keeps urging moscow to make more peace efforts that's amid reports that kiev hasn't stopped its shelling in eastern ukraine despite the president's announcement of a cease fire we've heard from people in the areas hit hardest by kiev's crackdown
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who say never came into force anyway. we're still being slapped every day i'm not even saying hit but just slops like this. one of the shells came down right in my backyard and there was splinters that wounded my wife she's in hospital in critical condition now. well this is the kind of thing we following here. those are from shell splinters what else can they be the funeral for one of the russian journalists killed by army shelling in ukraine has been held in moscow the crew he was with got caught up in shelling while they were covering the evacuation of civilians by solve the fans fires from a particularly dangerous area friends family and colleagues gathered in central moscow to say their final farewells to twenty six year old until he died instantly
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in the attack is a body torn to pieces by a mortar shell while reporter in a car nearly died in hospital thirty minutes later both journalists clearly have press markings on their clothes. this is the last video done by the sole survivor of the attack the camera man he managed to capture the blast that killed both of his colleagues russian prosecutors say the leader of one of the national guard squads was involved in the shelling the national guard is a mercenary combat division specifically formed to assist the army in a military operation against a fine eastern regions of the squad's largely operates their own accord so say senior lecturer in international relations at moscow state university mark sobota the government such as it is in kiev has very limited control it depends to a large extent still on these. groups for its survival its
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hold on power in kiev and it has been afraid to challenge them we saw a trade union meeting in kiev attacked by an armed right sector mob with complete impunity we have seen this repeatedly that they act they attack individuals groups buildings churches throughout the country and the government does nothing to rein them in and this holds true on the battlefield as well. these pictures are from a hotel in central kiev where several hundred people have stormed training unions meeting the attackers dressed in camouflage clashed with police and smashed windows and doors the group's leader posted on facebook that they were rallying to stop the election of a new chief for the unions. coming out here on our senior national dining out with a down and out chinese billion or swoops in to new york with promises to help the
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poor just as the u.s. economy reports a major. american swat units have become increasingly militarized deadly and they're mostly targeting the country's minorities that's according to a report by the american civil liberties union which says the police are treating some neighborhoods like war zones elite swat teams are trained to combat high level threats but are now being used for different purposes. the a.c.l.u. probe showed around two thirds of all rates from two thousand and eleven to two thousand and twelve were drug related and target of private property only seven percent of swat operations were aimed at active shooter hostage or barricade scenarios eight hundred raids led to seven civilian deaths and forty six injuries. now this nineteen month old baby is the youngest victim of police brutality a stun gun
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a thrown by swat team into the child's home landed right in his crib is now in a coma fighting for his life the family spokesperson told and he's now a more about the tragedy on our evening program in the now this flash grenade was tossed into a room with four small children the tragedy of course was that it ended in the play piano. but it was for small children that were living in this space where these explosive device was thrown there to the reports that there was no way to know that there were young children in this household so that is totally false what this raid and the situation with the family what you're representing say about the american police system about militarization who exactly are they arming up against we find statistically people of color and people in low income areas and communities get a deal with this kind of blunt force if you're in any influential community or if
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you have any influence personally you tend to get a knock at the door or even a courtesy call same surrender. after injuring the infant and searching the family's home the police failed even to find the drugs they were looking for the boy's parents once a federal probe into what happened to their son was far from the only victim of swat brutality the twenty six year old to recover wilson was holding her baby son when she was shot and killed by an officer during a raid on her home was and wasn't even a suspect in that drug bust her infant was injured but survived the ordeal. yuri stamps a sixty eight year old grandfather of twelve lay face down on the floor following orders when an officer's gun discharged and shot him dad stamps wasn't even a suspect one police broke into his home searching for a drug dealer who did not even live there well after the break they swore that
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hipster look the all of nazi symbol to boot we'll look at how today's extremist in germany are trying to promote hate in-style in. the media leave us so we leave the media. by the same motions your. play your party there's a big. issues that no one is as good with to get that you deserve answers from. politic. economic down in the final. day of the deal and the rest because i
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hate to be everything we need. welcome back here watching our future national skinny jeans beard told bags and nazi slogans meet the latest recruits of the extreme right in germany the media has even come up with words to describe the movement in upstairs. where you.
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from selfies on instagram and a blog until laura to neo nazi hip hop the extreme right is keeping all with the times and there's even a very good nazi cooking show in each episode too chatty man wearing balaclavas explain to viewers how to make an error a of dishes journalist john kerry sparks from berlin shared his thoughts on that it's a trend but what's important to remember is that the nazi hipsters they want to appear in just out on the street corner they're appearing at a nazi demonstration in january twenty first and mark tuborg it was an attempt by the nazis to have a power march and there was a group they had these trendy they had colorful sunglasses on they had these funny looking converse shoes with stars and piercings kind of fuzzy beards like there are so many jokes about the nazi hope stirs you wonder they had a bag saying please don't shove i've got a yogurt in my back as long as no answers have been around the always been trying to copy the youth subcultures you know skinheads were originally kind of
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a proletarian youth culture you have in germany. the nazis used the way to stop nazis there's a saying like any other nazis you had one thousand five hundred people or more out on the streets blockading in the nazis actively sitting down preventing them from going on there and the root. just like all the other nazis. well for fashionistas maybe it's just exacerbates but they also say you are what you wear live to london now and the secretary of unite against fascism women bennett thanks so much mr benefit joining us here on r t international so what do you make of these it nips i mean are they just you know teenagers or adolescents trying to sort of look hip and to follow the trends i mean how much of a threat could they really be. i think they're trying to mainstream fascist and nazi ideas as being something which is acceptable we saw this in the seventy's the public people wince was because even senior people i mean might be forgotten but
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you know dave barry did what you. all had to be opposed in terms of motive and. those are days that sceptical or david bowie apologized and made major contributions to anti-racist music afterwards but the point is that the early seventy's and eighty's in the ninety's was seen that fascist movements of all try to do this in terms of plugging into youth culture the real danger is at the moment sadly the hard votes of nazi organizations are fought for the first time since the war nazi organization has been elected to the european parliament and this means that the hipsters and the people trying to shape fashion are trying to make it sceptical that sceptical and that's the reason why i believe that they should be blocked they should be excluded and they should be no part of our society because what they want to reintroduce is the holocaust and that you should never forget the
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nazi war that came with it and i think we should stand there's nothing you can even not so well in your opinion what can be done to stop the spread of this movement. well we've recognized this both in france and various other countries every year what we've argued is and the major youth culture the music industry various other people again together you know particularly across europe to say that we don't actually believe that nazis are that culturally sophisticated actually usually they don't produce that good music and they usually don't have any rhythm but nevertheless what i would say is that i think it's important first thing we do is exclude them from any part of mainstream society the second thing we do is use weapons of culture and music that bring people together integrate people together and make sure that we start carrying a message when we say that we don't have the nazis to begin any kind of platforms or to them to be excluded and to use the talent that we've got to say that we don't
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any nazis certainly in britain and in europe we've had music festivals which are. making sure that you receive our message that we should stand in unity together as a never forget what the nazis did in terms of the holocaust but also to make sure the new musical forms to speak out against the divisions to be organized and planned today let's keep them off the in the eyes of the streets but we do have to begin to struggle back by trying to make sure that the cultural weapons that we've got a use in a progressive work well how is this movement catching on i mean is it just popular in germany or is it gaining strength across europe. well sadly from with notice from actually parts of eastern europe parts of western europe a string of shops have opened up we've certainly had one open up in london we've had not seen music festivals in britain which don't come in the usual format
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slightly more than in terms of time to make networks amongst people and i believe that what they've been able to do is tap into the discontent across europe about unemployment about austerity and there's a large number of youth a lot of people been displaced and that sense of displacement as what happened in the one nine hundred thirty s. has been seized on by the nazis by using modern techniques of communication to try and make their ideas more palatable and i think really it's a very dangerous moment for us. and they are beginning to get little groups of people together i do think on the other hand last year across europe on the u.n. anti-racism day we got musicians poets and people together to begin to recognise what the nazis were trying to do and to bring these music to bring people together use culture to bring people together but i do think we have to be much more vigilant and we also have to make sure that these people are not just put on
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television as being alternative different or radical but dangerous and divisive and actually they're trying to induce people to murder people basically based on their racial background or their gender or their sexual orientation and we have to be very clear these people very disability for the top societies in all right now all right women bandits from you know against fascism thank you so much for your thoughts. there are fresh fears of another credit crunch in the u.s. after the government revealed the country's economy shrank by three percent in the first quarter of the year it's the worst reading since the crisis of two thousand and nine which led to massive bankruptcies and redundancies it's in this climate that some of america's six hundred thousand homeless people have found and unexpected benefactor a chinese billionaire who is giving them gourmet meals and promises to fill their pockets and a suitor the courts the charity event sending the media into
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a frenzy as if the king of pop himself had come back to life becomes. the way he is to call on a new york landmark the central park boathouse stormed by t.v. crews he's backed up i'm sure you already know all this to witness chinese billionaire chen one known for his outlandish behavior holding a one million dollar lunch for the city's homeless users say their group has entertainment chinese songs and volunteers and communist worker outfits and magic tricks by the self described most influential person of china as you can see. everywhere all in display for the name of the good minute all the person i knew all the help i get a full page ad in the new york times this week to ramp up attention to this event has clearly served its purpose so that all those who didn't come because of the fact that they don't want to see that you know what i mean in promotional ads broadcast on stage chen is touted as the most beloved chinese role model among
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almost a dozen other titles the ads have advertised one thousand people giving away three hundred dollars to each person i think anybody would show up in central park for three hundred dollars in this day and age about two hundred homeless people were brought to the event on buses paid for by the magnate they say they take. a phone oh you know to come and do this but at the same time. somebody's got to do it chen talked of weeks of sleepless nights to prepare for what he dubbed the love and gratitude charity toward their so many people who are in need of help the goal to show that rich chinese people don't just throw away money on luxury the extravagant charity event is set to become a tradition with the eccentric chinese millionaire promising to return to the west every year to do what he can to help those in need to help those in need and make a name for himself in the states the promise of three hundred dollars per person was fulfilled for a lucky few in front of cameras instead of giving them three hundred dollars each
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he's donating ninety thousand dollars to the new york city rescue mission a disappointment for those attending each and every one of the homeless having counted on the cash that was promised to him told his guests to pick up their money at the city mission they would like baseball teams. so i guess we had to go to the mission and see if the older kids were this word was not kept the mission got the cash but it never reached the pockets of the homeless oh my god tad so nice w. r t new york and breaking the set is next here on r.t. . welcome to the. show thirty four can just spend over billion euros on that says to be one hundred fifty million degrees with some talk of market you'll sell something peacefully to front the trouble in search of the sun. we've got the
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future covered. his name was joseph copas he was nazi germany's minister of propaganda the myths that he created exist to this day. dubious group propaganda was both are simply trying to denigrate other nations while at the same time reason ordinary german so students who. keep its complete use of goebbels new precisely what the masses need to hear in order to make them follow him he was like the kite paper from the fairy tale who made grants follow the chain of his plight. the myths created by the chief nazi ideologist bound for thomas saw in the west we have to fight these myths today in memory of those who walk in the second world war.

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